The RAC attends 940 punctures every day – now it's done something about it

With punctures the biggest cause of call outs for the RAC, the organisation has launched a new online tyre service offering free next-day fitting.

The motoring organisation says punctures are responsible for around 14 percent of its call outs, with patrols attending 940 every day.

“Tyres are the most fundamental safety any car providing traction, or grip, for braking, acceleration and helping to maintain steering directional control,” said an RAC spokesperson. “They also support the weight and balance of the vehicle and act as dampers or shock absorbers helping to smooth out vibrations and jolts from the road surface. So your existing and choosing the best option when they need replacing are likely to be the most important decisions motorists make when it comes to vehicle maintenance.”

The RAC’s new online service will allow customers to enter their postcode and registration number to find a wide range of tyres from budget to premium. The prices will include fitting at a choice of nearby RAC-approved garages.

RAC Tyres business manager Claire Rose said: “We have developed a no-nonsense online solution to help motorists choose the right replacement for their car and their driving needs and a simple next day booking process to suit them at a reputable garage It’s fuss-free, backed by the trusted RAC brand.”

RAC Tyres is not the first online tyre service. is a similar setup, while even Asda sells tyres online.

“Our prices are very competitive and we also use our buying power to negotiate with the biggest names in rubber to ensure that we always have a great selection of deals and offers for customers,” added Rose.

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